Category Archives: Divorce or Dissolution

Tis the Season: Surviving Your Divorce Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. Holiday season is upon us. And even though so many of us perceive this time of year as a joyous one, one that will allow us to spend time with our family and friends, [Read the full post. . .]

10 Commandments of Divorce Court

Divorce Court, commandments1. Thou shalt not bring your child to divorce court.

The ultimate interest of the divorce court is the best interest of the child.  Unless it is requested by the divorce court, bringing your child to the court with [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce: Termination & Litigation

Divorce Child, a work by Javad Alizadeh, Irani...

Marriages in Ohio can be ended in either a divorce or a dissolution.  A divorce is a contested hearing wherein one spouse alleges that  the other has been “at fault” under one of the statutory grounds for divorce permitted under [Read the full post. . .]

Child Support Directly to My Ex-Spouse?

In my practice, I receive a lot of questions involving child support daily.  One of the most common questions I receive is as follows:  “Should I pay support directly to my spouse?” A similar question: “Why should I [Read the full post. . .]

Valuing Marital Assets Accurately–Extremely IMPORTANT!!


One of the most important aspects of your divorce (besides custody of your children, of course) is to have correct valuations of marital assets.  Your attorney has the very important job of investigating, valuating, and objectively inventorying all [Read the full post. . .]

Temporary Restraining Order – A TRO Explained

What is a temporary restraining order?temporary restraining order

A temporary restraining order is a short-term, pre-trial, temporary injunction ordered by the court at the beginning of a divorce action.  The order is issued to protect both parties from immediate irreparable harm that [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce and Children: How to Talk to Your Child About Divorce

Think before you speak!  – Divorce and Childrendivorce and children

Divorce and children are a complicated, emotional pair.  Nothing weighs more on divorcing parents’ minds then how the divorce will affect their children.  Many parents stay with a spouse they are no [Read the full post. . .]

What constitutes Separate Property in Ohio?


Separate Property is defined as all real and personal property, and any interest in real or personal property that is found by the court to be any of the following:

  1. An inheritance by one spouse by bequest, devise, or
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Need an increase or decrease in child support? Think Deviation!!


You think your child support obligation should be less than the child support guideline amount, or you believe the child support you are receiving isn’t high enough in your case?  You may ask the court to consider a deviation [Read the full post. . .]

Divorce or Dissolution? (by Ohio Divorce Attorney)

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Divorce or Dissolution?

You may be able to save time and money by following Ohio’s simplified procedure for termination of your marriage. Ohio law provides that you may file a joint petition called a Petition for Dissolution. A dissolution represents [Read the full post. . .]